Carolyn Dunn Householder

Born on February 11, 1937

Departed on April 21, 2013 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Carolyn Dunn Householder, age 76 of Nashville, TN, died April 21, 2013. She was an independent antiquarian bookseller and co-owner of Bodacious Books for the past 17 years. Prior to opening Bodacious Books, Carolyn was library director of Nashville State Community College for 16 years. Born in Searcy, AR, she was preceded in death by parents Owen Lois Dunn and Blyss Gentry Dunn, brothers Gentry Owen Dunn, Danny Lane Dunn, and sister Pamela Dunn Griffin. Survivors include daughter , Meribeth Stevens and her husband, William, Dallas TX; son J. Mark Householder, Nashville TN; grandchildren Christopher Stevens, Austin; Melissa Rose Smith, her husband Skyler, Dallas. Also siblings Michael D. Dunn, Searcy AR; Rita Sultan, Silver Spring MD ; Marianne Wofford, Kerrville TX. After graduating high school in Searcy AR, her undergraduate education included Arkansas State University and Memphis State. She obtained a masters degree in library science from Peabody College in Nashville. Carolyn loved living on the Cumberland River, both in the log cabin and her apartment. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and feeding the birds. Her friends and family will remember her kindness, sense of humor, and insightful mind. A memorial service will be held at Bodacious Books on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 5pm. 5133 Harding Road in Belle Meade. In lieu of flowers, Carolyn would like for you to plant flowers or hang a bird feeder in your own yard. WEST HARPETH FUNERAL HOME, 6962 Charlotte Pike; online guestbook 352-9400

5 Comments to Carolyn Dunn Householder

  1. Lisa Shinn
    April 23, 2013 12:00 am

    Mark – I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s sudden passing, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Trisha Tettleton
    April 23, 2013 12:00 am

    My heart goes out to you all, I am so happy to have known Carolyn. Words fail to express how sad I am myself, and for you all. Love to you all!

  3. Anita Hart Fuller
    April 24, 2013 12:00 am

    Carolyn was a classmate of mine at Searcy High School, graduating in l954. She was liked and respected by everyone. We called her “Slewfoot”..don’t know why….She never attended any of our reunions and for that we are all very sad. My condolences to her family.

  4. Eda Conte
    April 24, 2013 12:00 am

    My son Charles has been tending her book store and looking forward to her return since she seemed to be improving. I met her briefly at the bookstore and felt her compasion and her love of nature.

  5. Mae Ambrose
    April 27, 2013 12:00 am

    So saddened to hear about Carolyn as I knew her through the co owner at Bodacious Books. I have fed my birds and will plant flower seeds soon in her memory.